Christine O’Donnell Says She Might Run For Senate Again

It looks like we might have Christine O’Donnell to kick around a little more:

MILLSBORO — Tea party faithful in the First State didn’t have a lot to celebrate on primary election night, with a victory for one favored candidate, but loss after loss in other primary contests for state House and Senate seats.

But at least one person saw in Tuesday’s primary reason to believe tea-party conservatives will still turn out to vote for candidates they believe in, against established incumbents.

Christine O’Donnell, who signaled the tea party’s ascendance two years ago when she wrested the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Castle, said at the urging of supporters, she’s giving serious thought to a 2014 rematch against the man who beat her in the general election, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons.

“I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run,” O’Donnell said in an interview last week. “People sacrificed. Not only came out of their comfort zone – sacrificed to work hard in order to win the primary. And I think that I owe it to them to give it every consideration.”

The rematch would be in 2014 because the 2010 election in which O’Donnell faced off against Coons was a Special Election to fill the remainder of Vice-President Biden’s term which had begun when he was re-elected in 2008.  All the same, I have to think that the Delaware GOP would rather put up a cardboard cutout than re-nominate Christine O’Donnell.

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  1. superdestroyer says:

    I guess with President Obama re-election already a done deal, wonks and wannabes have to find something to write about. so, in less than 24 hours, there have been posts about Irrelevant Santorum, irrelevant Glenn Beck, and now a post about irrelevant Christine O’Donnell. All that is missing is a post about irrelevant Sarah Palin and Doug will have a grand slam.

    I guess writing about irrelevant Republicans and writing about the irrelevant conservatives in politics, it makes it easy to avoid writing about the Democratic Party, the Obama Administration, and whether the Democrats will regain control the U.S. House.

    Why are people like Chrstine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin written about so often whereas Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the dominance of the Democrats are written about so little.

  2. al-Ameda says:

    Santorum’s Law: “We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country. We will never have the elite, smart people on our side” comes into to play again.

    One would think that she’d be trounced, but these are interesting times. You never what will happen ‘locally’ though. I never thought that voters would send guys like Steve King of Iowa to Congress, yet, here we are.

  3. Good work if you can get it?

  4. Gustopher says:

    Mice with human brains.

    I heartily applaud and encourage this. Even if she wins. Why have grumpy, serious, obstinate, obstructionist Republicans in the Senate, when you can have a circus? They won’t vote any differently, and we’ll get a good show of it.

  5. Buffalo Rude says:

    Oh sweet FSM, I hope she runs again.

  6. lageorgia says:

    There is a God and she is laughing.

  7. Ernieyeball says:

    @superdestroyer: Why are people like Chrstine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin written about so often whereas Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the dominance of the Democrats are written about so little.

    A quick (0.14 sec.) search for 7 days of news posts for Harry Reid shows 114,000 results.
    Pelosi (0.15) shows 84,200.

    You must be blind in one eye and I guess you can’t see out of the other.

  8. One would think that there is no way she could win the nomination again.

  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:

    One would think that there is no way she could win the nomination again.

    Never over estimate the American electorate.

  10. O’DONNELL 2014: This time I’ll get you my little pretties!

  11. superdestroyer says:


    Try to find an article, column, or blog post that analyzes what would happen to governance and policy if Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House. Try to find an article that review what the agenda of Harry Reid will be in 2013.

    The posts that mention Pelosi and Reid are generally quote from them saying that Romney is an idiot.

    If politics were balanced, there would be 1000’s of article review the past performance and the possible future agenda of Pelosi for everyone article that mentions Sarah Palin, Christine O;Donnell, Glenn Beck, Rick Santorum, or Herman Cain.

  12. Ernieyeball says:

    @superdestroyer: Well, that’s not what you said.

    Search “harry reid says romney is an idiot” 1 result
    Search “pelosi says romney is an idiot” no results

  13. superdestroyer says:
  14. superdestroyer says:


    Do use the same snark that you used, if you search for “Will Pelosi Return as Speaker” there was one hit and it was one a message board.

    Why isn’t the media spending more time on the future of politics in the U.S. and less on irrelevant people like O’Donnell?

  15. @superdestroyer: I would suggest that if you think that there is a void in the coverage of US politics, you could state your own blog.

    You could call it “One Party State”

  16. superdestroyer says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:

    The real question is why does so many people love to write about irrelevant topics from Sarah Palin to what some obscure college professors says about freedom of speech but how few want to write about actual policy, governance, demographics, cultural trends.

    Maybe 60%+ of Americans would not feel the U.S. is on the wrong path and there is nothing they can do about it is more writers focused on issues and individauls are are relevant and avoided the irrelevant..

  17. Jay_Dubbs says:


    Never over estimate the American electorate.

    Correction – Never overestimate the GOP electorate.

  18. superdestroyer says:


    Are you really going to propose that the voters in the District of Columiba are intelligent, wise voters when they elected Marion Barry in the past and Vincent Gray in the present. Are you really going to claim that wise Democratic voters elected the mayors of Balitmore, Detroit, or Los Angeles?

    Why do white progressives always act like black and Hispanic voters who are automatic Democratic Party voters do not exist?

  19. Fiona says:

    Superdestroyer–could it be that nobody’s writing about Pelosi’s return to the Speakership because there’s very little chance that the Democrats will regain the House this year?

    As for Christine O’Donnell’s return to politics–comedians everywhere will be rejoicing.

  20. MarkedMan says:

    Could you guys please stop responding to superdestroyer? I’m not sure why he hasn’t been banned yet but he is Ku Klux Klan level racist/crazy.

  21. Ernieyeball says:

    @MarkedMan: I’ll take the pledge. No more feeding the troll…till the election is over…for a month…this week…well maybe not today anyway…

  22. Clanton says:

    I’ll vote for Ms O’Donnell any day of the week!